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Beans and Franks Bake

I have made this beans and franks casserole several times, and it’s always a hit. The kid-pleasing combo has a sweet flavor from the baked beans and the corn bread topping. The recipe saves on pans to wash if all were cooked separately. —Roxanne VanGelder, Rochester, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (4 servings each)


  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 1 can (28 ounces) baked beans
  • 4 hot dogs, sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Prepare cornbread batter according to package directions; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the beans, hot dogs, bacon, ketchup, brown sugar and onion. Transfer to 2 greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese; top with cornbread batter.
  • Cover and freeze 1 casserole for up to 3 months. Bake the second casserole, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 687 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1886mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 10g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Krystle23
    Sep 20, 2016

    I would recommend adding way more wieners and bacon than the recipe says. There was barely enough to make the second 8x8 dish. However, it was very tasty, my brothers who I made this for loved it. I used Bushes brown sugar hickory beans, and only added 1/4 cup brown sugar because there's already an insane amount of sugar in this. My diabetic husband said he didn't want to go anywhere near this lol.

  • Anneanddavidskitchen
    Aug 12, 2015

    I used Baked Beans with Brown Sugar (what I had on hand) and it turned out too sweet. I added some yellow mustard and it balanced out fine. Wanted a little more flavor and moistness to the cornbread, so I used a Jiffy Cornbread recipe that had Creamed Corn in it. Worked well. The family liked it and we'll have it again sometime..

  • mother of 3
    Jun 4, 2015

    Revamped to leave out the wheat/corn. Omitted the sugar (enough sugar in the beans & ketchup.) So it became beans and wieners in a crockpot with onion powder & cooked uncured turkey bacon. Pretty tasty!

  • katlaydee3
    May 4, 2015

    Loved this recipe! I made it exactly as written and served it with some fresh pineapple on the side.

  • raeman
    Aug 4, 2013

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    Jun 27, 2013

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  • henryjmommy
    Jun 2, 2013

    Made a few changes. Beef sausage instead of hotdogs (had a coupon), grilled the onions in the bacon fat, used Bush's Baked Beans (another coupon deal), added some garlic salt and pepper to spice up, and used GF cornbread mix.

  • mkaskela
    May 1, 2013

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    Mar 15, 2013

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  • aprilealp
    Nov 16, 2012

    This was a fun recipe. Thanks. I twisted it up a bit. I used Bush's canned beans and added a can of black beans and a small can of rotel original. We are empty nesters and usually eat a lot healthier. But my husband had this craving for beans and franks and voila! Thanks again.